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SBD Global/May 9, 2014/People and Pop Culture

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The Spanish Football League (LFP) announced that former Spanish second division side Deportivo La Coruña President AUGUSTO CÉSAR LENDOIRO has become an LFP ambassador. Lendoiro will represent the LFP at upcoming LFP World Challenge events in Indonesia, Malaysia and China (LFP). ... Former World Cup-winning coach DAV WHATMORE "will help Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and United Arab Emirates prepare for next year's 50-over tournament in Australia and New Zealand." The 60-year-old Australian will work with the Int'l Cricket Council's high performance manager and each of the four teams "in an advisory and support role" (REUTERS, 5/8). Chelsea Manager
José Mourinho has been fined £10,000 by the FA for his "sarcastic appraisal of officials" after his club's loss to Sunderland (London GUARDIAN, 5/8).

STATESIDE BOUND: Footballer ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO "appears set to continue his playing career in the United States having reportedly held talks with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy as well as gaining interest from DC United." Italian media reported Del Piero "is not yet interested in retiring or coaching and is eager to continue playing." His agent and brother, STEFANO, said that "there has been a large number of offers for the former Juventus captain but his preference is to play in the United States" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 5/9). ... The Chinese FA fined Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng and its player HAN RONGZE "after he tested positive for Clenbuterol" (GLOBAL TIMES, 5/8).
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